Primary Care in Cuba

Stephanie Hauge

Abstract


The Cuban health system surprises the international health community with strong health indicators despite economic hardship and international political tensions. This paper provides an analysis of the Cuban health system with a special focus on the role of primary care and primary care practitioners in Cuban culture. The paper also includes a discussion of Cuban health indicators, current epidemiological issues, national health initiatives, and the effects of Cuba’s political situation on its health care system.


Keywords


cuba health system; primary care; health care; public health; terranos

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23861/EJBM20072369

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